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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21,1915
Death 'of Mrs. Kenny. Mr. Mc
Ghee to Edit Paper. Mem
bers of Philathea Class
Mrs. Martha A. Kenny died here
Sunday at 12 o'clock and her death
brought sadness to all. For several
years she had been in a feeble state
and the past two winters have been
spent in Florida that her life might
be prolonged,. On the 4th of May
she would Lave been 86 years of
age. She had been at home from
Florida only a week or more and
upon her return, "was never able to
be up again. She was the widow of
the late Robert E. Kenny, an hon
ored veteran and their happy union
was spent at their country place in
the Harmony section. After his
death she made her home here. Mrs.
Kenny was beloved by all for her
kindly manner and cheerful dispo
sition and was a true Christian wo
man. She was indeed one of the
"Mothers in Israel." During all her
suffering she was patient and was
sustained by her trust in the LoTd.
She was a member of the Methodist
church and during her active days
was always in attendance. The Mary
Ann Buie chapter, D. of C., had no
more loyal rn em! KT than she and at
the meetings she was always an in
spiration. The cbajjter placed a
wreath of white dowers tied with
the colors of the 0??nfedpi*aoy. noon
hpr bier. Other organizations also
sent floral designs in loving sympa
thy. The funeral services were con
ducted on Mondav afternoon at 4
o'clock by Rev. Thacker at Har-'
mony church and her body was ^?
derly laid to rest beside the i;c?ve
of her husband. The pall beacAKk
were some of the friends from .
mony. The children that are
are Mrs. M. M. Barr, of Jack
ville. Fla., Mesdames McDaniel
^Moseley and Mr. John Kenn
Perry and Mr. C. D. Kenny of tb .
President liarme* of dewberry
college made an address at the Lu
theran church on* Sunday evening
and all enjoyed his discourse. Me is
a brother of Mis* Anna Harmes of
the Johnston Hieb School faculty.
The change in thc conditicn of
Mr. C. F. Pech man is learned with
great pleasure. Last week all hope
of life was abandoned but there was
a miraculous change and he bas been
able to see some of his friends dur
ing the past few days.
Mr. McGee of Batesburg will,
within the next week or so, begin
editing a paper here.
Mrs. Frank Crouch of Saluda is
visiting in the hocae of her father.
Mr. S. J. Watson.
Dr. C. C. Brown of Sumter filled
the pulpit of the Baptist church
on Sunday evening. He wa* greeted
with a large audience who heard
him with delight and his message
was one that went to the hearts of
Miss Ola Smith who is teaching
at McCormick spent a few days here
recently at her home being accom
panied by her friend, Miss Brown.
Mrs. James Cullum and little son,
are visiting in Batesbnrg.
Mrs. Carl Richards who has been
visiting in the home of her father,
Dr. Strother, has joined her hus
band in New Orleans where they
will make their future home.
Visitors to Augusta during the
week were Mrs. Mims Walker, Mis
ses Nina Ouzts, Orlena Cartledge,
Roland Ouzts and Archie Lewis and
Miss Kathleen Hart.
Mrs. F. W. Fickling of Bates
burg is visiting her father, Mr. W.
L. Qnattlebaura who is still pros
trated, the result of a stroke of pa
ralysis last summer.
The members of the Fhilatbea
class gave a farewell party one af
ternoon of the past week for one of
the members, Miss Josephine Mob
ley who so soon will leave them.
The class is bound together by
strong and loving ties, and it is
with a feeling of sadness that they
give up a member.
The occasion was held in the
home of one of the claps members,
Miss Martha Watson and the home
was beautifully decorated in fra
grant blossoms and was an ideal
place ror the affair. Music was en
joyed in the music room and later
progressive games were had. Miss
Mobley was presented with a dainty
gift by the class. Delicious refresh
Dean Eric W. Hardy a Builder.
Mr, Eric W. Hardy is winning
fame for himself and reflecting hon
or on Edgefield, the county of his
birth. Soon after graduating from
the S. C. C. I. he went to Furman
university and later took a post
graduate course at the University
of Chicago. Since leaving Chicago
he has been connected with several
prominent institution* of learning,
having been called from the presi
dency of Lexington college, Mis
souri, to become dean of the Bessie
Tift college of Forsythe, Georgia.
The Golden Age of Atlanta has ihe
the following to say of Mr. Hardy
in its last issue:
Talk about optimism-intelligent,
constructive, inspiring optimism
the new D?an and acting president
of Bessie Tift College, Prof. Eric
W. Hardy, is the "top liner" among
the Bessie Tift builders in Georgia.
Coming midterm from Lexington
College, Missouri, he says he was
impressed at once by the great foun
dation woik done by President
Charles Spurgeon Jackson, and like
wise by the wonderful Bessie Tift
spirit" that breathes of love and
loyalty and makes for sensible
Christian womanhood, and he has
been y ri oped bj the deepening con
viction that a greater Bessie Tift
will tower away above the threat
and the clouds of wartimes and pan
ic like a pyramid of light. A gradu
ate" of Furman University, in South
Carolina, and winning his master's
decree later at Chicago University,
Eric W. Hardy knows how to trans
late wide scholarship into the solu
tion of practical problems.
Winning numerous medals in
declamation and oratory during his
school days, this gifted young man
has hinged the gift of eloquent
"Yesterday I got in two addresses
to splendid audiences in hawson
and Albany. The mails all hiing en"
thusiastic letters from people over
the state. I believe the crisis is pass
ing, for as sure as the sun shines
Bessie Tift it? marching on."-Gol
Meeting of Group Four.
Group Four, of the South Caro
lina Bankers' Association, compris
ing banks within the counties of
Aiken, Edgefield, Lexington, Rich
land and Saluda, will hold third an
nual meeting at the Jefferson hotel
in Columbia on Tuesday, April 27,
at 8 p. m. It will be the aim of the
executive committee to have the
occasion as informal as possible and
the proceedings, we feel sure, will
prove interesting and instructive,
and there will be enough of the so
cial feature to guarantee a delight
ful evening for all. Mr. Wm. Ingle,
chairman of the Federal Reserve
Bank of Richmond; Mr.. W. J.
Roddev, president of thc National
Union Bank, Rock Hill; Mr. H.
M. Dibble, president of the Bank
of Western Carolina, Aiken, aud
Mr. F. H. McMaster, of Columbia,
will make addresses. Group Four
should congratulate themselves on
having these gentlemen with them,
as their papers will be well worth
hearing. Officers and directors of
banks in Edgefield county are cor
dially invited to be present.
rnents were served which were at
The Apollo music club met with
Mrs. Jamas Strother on Friday af
ternoon, with Edward MacDowell
as the master for study, and a most
delightful meeting was held. Miss
Willis gave a full life sketch, hav
ing studied in New York under a
great friend aud pupil of MacDow
ell. She told interesting facts about
him and of the MacDowell memo
rial fichool. Mr. and Mrs. MacDow
ell gave their country home for this
school. The musical selections were
his compositions and were well
executed. The hostess, assisted by
her daughter. Miss Ruby Strother,
served delightful fruit salad, sand
wiches, pickle, crackers and sliced
tomatoes which was greatly enjoy
ed. As the guests arrived they were
refreshed with punch and this at
tractive corner was again visited
SALE OF CATTLE.
Through Co-operative Selling
on Part of Farmers. Green
wood Sells Cattle For
The cattle sale yesterday proved
to be a great success in more ways
than one. Mr. W. W. Long, Prof.
Williams and Demonstration Agent
Farris were highly pleased over the
attendance and the general interest
shown. It showed clearly that
good cattle in marketable condition
would command a good price and
that scrub cattle were not in de
mand for beef purposes unless they
were real fat. There was a strong
demand among all the outside buy
ers as well as the local buyers for
steers and fat cows, but cows that
were not in good market oondition
were not in demand. The top prices
of vhe sale were brought by cattle
belonging toT. M. Arrington which
brought ?6.00 per hundred, and
were bought by a buyer represent
ing Swift and Compati" of New
York City. A I. altimore buyer
hi.l $6.3s per hundred on these cat
tle but n-* be did not get a carload
of nattle the next highest bid was
taken, as the buyers bid witb a
privilege of a carload. The fat
steers and cows brought $5 50 per
hundred, and ranged down as low
as ?4.00 per hundred according to
condition. The average price of
cattle sold was a trirlle under $?5.00
per hundred. This is considered
very satisfactory when the very un
stable markets and the average con
dition of the cattle is taken..into
The buyers present at the sale
were Swift & Co., New York City;
o. i")riv<n -Baltimore: Milch
Use t,\ the ff.atJto
.. .i-'-v!:..\i'--\il ip
son deserves much credit for the}
manner in which he competed with
N Mr. Williams to-day made the j
following statement regarding the
sale this morning:
'"T he sale ts ken as a whole was
in my opinion a success when all
conditions are taken into considera- :
don. Of course, I regret that I
did not get top prices for all of the
cattle, but they were closely graded,
and every cent possible was obtain-?j
ed for them. The buyers who were
here we 'e expert judges of butcher
stuff, and were free bidders on the
cattle that were in good condition
to kill, but were mighty slow to bid j
on the stnff. We propose to have j
a market day again next year in j
Greenwood and we will have all of I
the catt e in good shape for them. |
I think the farmers who had cattle i
here yesterday will go back with a ;
determiaation to feed better cattle
and to ?jet them in prime condition
before selling them. The educa
tional feauture of the day was in |
my mind the most valuable feature.
Greenwood county can raise just as
good beef cattle as any section of
the country, and I hope that this
market day will result in stimula
ting the raising of more and better
beef cattle in the county."
B. M. I. Complimented by Army
Greenwood, April 17.-Capt.
Schindel, U. S. A., who inspected
the Bailey Military Institute on the
10th, commended highly the work
of the military department, stating
that it had made unusual improve
ment during the past year and that
he was very much pleased with the
interest manifested by the cadets
and with the close and extended or
'I find that the school has im
proved to a rather unusual extent dur
ing the year," he said, "and I am
very much pleased with the interest
shown by the boys in the general
appearances at formations, and their
instruction in close order and ex
tended order work, I f ound to be
Landreth's Garden Seed.
When in need of garden seed.
Irish Potatoes, Corn, Onion Sets,
etc., let us supply your wants.
W. E. Lynch & Co.
. PRISONER OF WAR.
Mr. J. Russell Wright Writes
of his Experience as Pris
?M'y. oner for a Few
Two days bel ore the battle of
Chancellorsville my company was
OD the picket line fronting the fed
eral pickets. We were abont two
hundred yards apart; there was a
rail fence between the two lines, and
we were ordered to cross this fence
and drive.the federal line back over
the hill. Every fellow mounted the
fence and moved forward firing as
we advanced. We very soon found
that we were face to face with a
strong picket line of cavalry. The
horses were back under the hill, and
ray command was ordered to retreat
back over this high fence in double
quick time. When we got about
ten yards from the fence we saw
the cavalry coming at full speed.
It had;rained the night before and
the rails were wet and . slippery,
and every fellow got over safe but
me. The top rail which I was do-j
ing my best to scale happened j
tobe a slick round pole, and it'
slipped-.rod I fell wim the polej
across my'bre:i8t. They seemed to think j
fyfcit I was killed, as they paid no
attention.-to me, but were shooting
at the boy8 as they flew through
the underbush. For sometime I
could hardly breathe. One of the
federal soldiers came to rae and
asked if I were wounded, seeing
that I was still under the pole, he
kindly threw it off and helped me
on my feet, saying, "Johnny are
you hurt," but they did not tarry
long lhere, but helped me up be
hind a big Dutchman, who was
mounted on a beautiful dappled
ted the* emei, wau nrst wanted my
name. I told him that I was from
South Carolina. "You are, said the
general, and what command do you
belong, I told him Kershaws brig
ade, Longstreet* corps." "Well, said
the general," "would you mind an
swering some questions that I shall ?
ask you," That is owing altogether!
to the nature of the questions that
you will ask me general." Well can i
you tell me bow many troops Gen'l. ?
Longstreet has, "No sir." What is the
strength of Lee's army, "I can't tell
vou general." Do you know ho.v
many cannons there are inyourcorps.
No sir, how many cavalry ha*
Hampton aud Stewart," "I cannot
tell you that general." It seems that
vou know very little about your
army. "That is a fact geueral, a sol
dier's duty is to obey orders and
ask no questions. I am doing my
duty as a soldier that is all, if I
was to tell you what I know about
my army, you would at once say
that I was not worthy of the name
of a soldier." Well, what do you
think of Longstreet and Jackson"
aslted the Chief; "I can tell you that
general, I look upon Gen. Long
street, as the "Wild Hun" of the
south, masterful in tactics, a cyclone
in battle. And as to Gen!. Jackson,
without a doubt be is the lightning
bolt of the battlefield, a mystic
meteor, a fiery comet, that will do,
take him on men. So I mounted
the dappled gray again behind the
fat dutchman, and off we went at
brake-neck speed. After going about
a mile or so we halted, and dis
mounted at a fine spring, shade
trees, and grass for the horses. The
five men that had me, let their
horses on the green while they
smoked their pipes. One of them
called out, "Johnny, will you have
some water, and a smoke with us,"
"No, I said. While they were feeling
secure and good, at my expense, all
at once I heard the sound of steel
rimmed hoofs hitting the ground
just behind me, and at the same
time a wild yell, "to hold up your
hands," and in a moment three of
Geni Butler's Scouts had bagged the
whole bunch, and the boys in grey
told the boys in blue to give ap
their guns and mount in haste. I
was still sitting behind on the gray,
and here came the Dutchman, say
ing shoney, de-ting has turned round,
yes, I said, and I am in the saddle
holding the reins. You can keep the
spars, the stirrups just tit, and I
took charge of the fat Dutchman's
Clemson College. Notes For Far
mer and Dairyman.
[These notes are prepared by the
Dairy Division of Clemson Col
lege, which will be glad to answer
any questions pertaining to dairy
The only safe mle for tbe dairy
man to follow: Test, don't eruess.
Prices received for dairy products
remain fairly constant.
The dairy farmer's income is
steady and sells his product for
daily, weekly or monthly cash set
It broadens the thinking; powers
of a man to breed and develop a
good dairy herd.
The income from the dairv cow is
quick. Feed purchased and ted
one day is converted into milk the
Buttermilk is not only a good
beverage, but naa a good medicinal,
effect. Its nutritive value is high,
two quarts being equal in this re
spect to about one pound of beef
Two pounds of grain when fed
with skimmilk or buttermilk will
take the place of one pound of but
terfat for raising calves. A pound
cf butterfat will sell tor thirty cents
and two pounds of grain will cost
about three or four cents.
Clean milk is milk that is pro
duced from cows free from disease
and under clean conditions and
which, after having been produced,
is so handled as to be kept free
from outside contamination. Clean
milk is one of man's greatest boons.
Dirty milk ts one of his worst ene
With the approach of warm
weather, farmers will have to take
special measures to keep cream
?pol. There are several good, in
?vncnoiiio '"otbods of doing this
involve-the use of
.y tb .
A_jli: nas bet
Mrs.' J. H. Tompl _~
dent, Mrs. A. H. Corley, treasurer,
and Miss Virginia Simkins, secreta
ry. There are 17 members and
each one will entertain the club in
alphabetical order. Tile first meet
ing was held Thursday afternoon
at the home of Miss Virginia Addi
son. Foin tables were arranged for
auction bridge. At the close ol
the game the score cards showed
that Mrs. .1. D. Holstein had made
the highest score. A record ol'
each meeting will be kept and at
tiie close of the series the members
of the club whose score averages
the highest will be presented with a
prize by the other members of the
club. The hostess served a salad
course followed by ices.
gun and saber, and we went like a
cyelone over ditches, gullies,
fences, my pal calling out,
shoney, hold de bridle. Bob falls
down, let him fall, you hold on, I
I am going to take you over to the
promise-land, (to Richmond) where
you have been wanting Hooker to
carry you so long, as he can't do it
I will, but as sure as life, I ara go
ing to make Bob Keep up with the
bunch, no matter what they have to
go over, Bob as yon call him has
got to follow, when I say spur
Bob you do it, if they have to scale
a mountain or swim the Potomac. 11
am going to be with them, so hold
on Bob, and when I say apply the
spurs you gave the gray. In a
short while we were through the
federal lines, and safe at Gen. But
ler's headquarters, and turned over
to him the whole push, high-low,
jack and the game. As I bade the
fat Dutchman good-bye, I told him
that luck was a fortune bate or bo
bate, that the tables bad turned,
and history repeats itself. Gen I.
Butler sent me to my command.
That was the last time that I ever
saw the Dutchman, Though I did
meet, and shook hands with Gen.
Sickles, at the reunion at Gettys
burg and told him of my capture
and being before him, but he could
not rem ira ber. He asked me if was
in the battle at Gettysburg. I told
him that I was in the wheat field,
peach orchard, and at devil's bend.
Well, said the General, I expect it
was you that shot off my foot. No,
general, I was aiming above the feet
that day, I was to get the bea ls.
J. Russell Wright.
W. C. T. U. Held Interesting
Meeting. Box Opening* by
Auxiliary. Miss Salter
Celebrated Birthday. .
The W. C. T. IT. held its rega
lar monthly meeting at Mrs. Rubye
Shealy's o? Saturday afternoon.
The subject for study and discus
sion being Medical Temperance. ?
New York physician's arraignments
of alcohol proved a most interesting
paper read by Mrs. S healy. Of in
terest too was a paper read by Mrs.
Salter, entitled alcohol the yoong
man's greatest enemy. After these
subjects had been finished Mrs. An
na Eidson entertain d the Union
with, "The crusade of the Johnston
union against the saloon in 1881."
This subject brought to grateful
remembrance the fact that our our
little town was voted "dry" about
that time by the untiring: and faith
ful efforts of those christian women
Mrs. Bess Jones Miller, Mrs. Wai
ter Adams and the late Mrs. S. R.
Warren. The next meeking of the
union will be held with Mrs. D. R.
Mrs. h. I). Crouch entertained a
large number of friends on Friday
evening last with a delightful fish
Miss Sallie Mae Miller who h?s
been teaching a large school tiear
Camden.has come home for the sum
mer and her friends are happy to
have her with them again.
Mr?. S. B. Mays from the Horns'
creek section visited friends here
during the past week. A warm wel
come always awaits this beloved
Mrs. Austin Clark, Miss Corinne
Clark and Master Hugh Clark spent
Saturday in Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs.. J. B. Cooper and
riotburs to Augusta.
A very important meeting of the .
Woman's Auxiliary took place at
the home of .Mrs. John Bryan on
Thursday afternoon last. This was
lue occasion of the Blue Box"
opening and as Mrs. Bryan is Cus
todian she had arranged a pleasing
program. Mrs. J. D. Mathis was
elected delegate to the convention
tn Spartanburg in May. The next
meeting will be with Mrs. Roper
Day. After all business was dis
patched an enjoyable half hour was
spent socially, during which time
Mrs. Bryan served tempting re?
The Silver Tea which the Method
ist ladies gave on Friday evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Miller proved a success socially and
financially, nearly twenty-five dol
lars having been raised, which will
be added to the building fund.
Miss Mamie Cheatham was the
guest of Miss Eiee Sweanngen for
A party consisting of gentlemen
from Johnston, Edgefield and Tren
ton, guests cf the owners of the
old Baynurn pond, enjoyed an out
ing at that inimitable tpot on Fri
Miss Effie Broadwater, a very at
tractive and lovely young lady from
Grovetown, has been on a visit to
Miss May me Broadwater. During
her stay she was also entertained by
Mrs. D. R. Day.
Miss Gracie Salter celebrated ber
thirteenth birthday anniversary on
Thursday evening last with a pretty
party. Many of her young friends
enjoyed her charming hospitality,
and the music, games, and the de
lightful refreshments preoared for
them. May our little friend who
is .just entering her teens continue
to be as sweet and gentle in girl
hood as she has uro ven herself a
Mr. John McCarty, that aged and
honored citizen of our community,
has been called to Saluda on a sad
mission-the extreme illness of one
of his sisters.
Mrs. Sease from Winnsboro is on
a visit to Mr. James Miller and
family. Mrs. Sease has many friends
who are delighted to see her.
Mr. S. L. Roper from Horn's
creek spent, Saturday and Sunday
with hi? daughter, Mrs. W. H. Moss.
Miss Agnes Fiythe from Augusta
is the admired guest of Miss Emma